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Windows 7: Devices and Printers freezes


18 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Devices and Printers freezes

Hi.

I've installed Windows 7 Beta 7077 several times now, and every time when I installed the drivers for the system (just UPEK Fingerprint reader new drivers, rest is Windows own drivers) it causes "Devices and Printers" to freeze up, not showing anything. Also I have noticed that the Bluetooth unit can't find any devices after that. As I can understand I can't install my printer now either?

Any solution to this problem?!

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18 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You might try right clicking "computer" click the "hardware" tab and choose to adjust hardware installation settings. There is an option there to let Windows install drivers or ask you before or let you do it. I wonder if this is the solution to the problem you are having. Hope it helps.
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18 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
You might try right clicking "computer" click the "hardware" tab and choose to adjust hardware installation settings. There is an option there to let Windows install drivers or ask you before or let you do it. I wonder if this is the solution to the problem you are having. Hope it helps.
Unfortunately not. The hardware is installed, and uninstalling the hardware dosn't seem to work either. Looks like the system can't detect any hardware at all in "Devices and Printers" any longer, and other hardware (like Bluetooth devices) as well.
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18 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

I can abort the search (with X in the window), but the result just looks like this.

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18 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Do a system restore and don't install the fingerprint drivers
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18 Apr 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Do a system restore and don't install the fingerprint drivers
I have tryed that to, without success. I'm not sure it's the UPEK Fingerprint driver that's the problem either. I't works a couple of reboots, but after 3-4 reboots it stops working, so it's hard to know whats going wrong
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18 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That is strange. I was thinking it may be installing a driver before you get a chance to install your own for the fingerprint reader and messing things up. Guess not. If the restore does not work....I would not have an "easy" solution. (repair maybe)
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18 Apr 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
That is strange. I was thinking it may be installing a driver before you get a chance to install your own for the fingerprint reader and messing things up. Guess not. If the restore does not work....I would not have an "easy" solution. (repair maybe)
I have reinstalled the system 5-6 times the last 24h to figure out what's going wrong, from that CCleaner removes something to drivers or programes that mess things up. I tryed to add a new user also, but the problem is still there in the new users account. Frustrating
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18 Apr 2009   #9

 

If you're using CCleaner every time - stop.
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18 Apr 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
If you're using CCleaner every time - stop.
Hehe, after 10-12 reinstallations i figured that CCleaner messed things up badly. Works like a charm now I'll keep away from cleaners for now. Hope there will be a update soon tho. Think CCleaner messed up the registry somehow.
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